I get so angry at myself for being shy and socially awkward! It`s stupid! If it weren`t for my wife knocking me over the head and taking me back to her 'cave' I would probably never have gotten married. I feel for all of you. It seems in my case it doesn`t get any better with age and I have tried through the years over and over to change. Hope the best for all the rest of my shy brothers and sisters. I know how hard it is and I`m sorry but I have no remedy. When I open my mouth I say the wrong things and God forbid someone ask me a question I`m not prepared for... I stay mad at myself for days for bumbling along trying to think of an answer. If I do think of an answer at the moment the question is put it is usually so ridiculous I almost stun myself then I play back what I said and kick myself for about a week for being so stupid. Being shy is tough! Good luck to you all.